Teddy M. Kapur

Teddy M. Kapur

Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

Recognized since 2018

Los Angeles, California

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Litigation - Bankruptcy

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Teddy M. Kapur is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP, the nation’s leading corporate restructuring boutique. He represents debtors, creditors’ committees, trustees, assignees and asset purchasers in chapter 11 corporate bankruptcies, chapter 9 municipal bankruptcies, assignments for the benefit of creditors, and other out-of-court restructurings.

Mr. Kapur was listed in the 2018 and 2019 editions of Best Lawyers in America. In 2020, Thomson Reuters recognized Mr. Kapur as a "Top 100: Southern California Super Lawyer,” and from 2015 to 2020, the same publication selected him as a “Super Lawyer,” an honor bestowed on only 5% of Southern California attorneys.

In 2016, the Daily Journal selected Mr. Kapur to its “Top 40 Under 40,” an annual list of leading California lawyers under age 40. In 2014, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association recognized Mr. Kapur as one of the “Best Lawyers Under 40.” And in 2013, The M&A Advisor awarded Mr. Kapur the “40 Under 40 Recognition Award,” and The Recorder named Mr. Kapur a “Lawyer on the Fast Track,” identifying him as among fifty attorneys in California “whose early accomplishments indicate they will be tomorrow’s top lawyers and leaders.”

Mr. Kapur has played an integral role in cases that have been awarded the “Mid-Size Company Turnaround of the Year” by the Turnaround Management Association and “Reorganization of the Year Award” by The M&A Advisor.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kapur was a vice president at AIG SunAmerica Affordable Housing Partners, then one of the nation’s largest investors in affordable multifamily housing. He also worked as an analyst in the investment banking division of Merrill Lynch & Co.

Mr. Kapur serves as a mentor and the chair of the board of directors of the nonprofit organization Imagine LA, which facilitates a team mentorship program to help families permanently exit homelessness and poverty. Mr. Kapur also is a professor at the Los Angeles City College.

Mr. Kapur earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he was an articles & notes editor for the NYU School of Law Journal of Legislation and Public Policy. He earned his Master in Public Administration from Harvard University, and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Rice University. Mr. Kapur also studied abroad for one year at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Mr. Kapur is admitted to practice in California and Texas (inactive).


  • 10100 Santa Monica Boulevard, 13th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90067-4003


  • Harvard University, M.P.A., graduated 2004
  • New York University, J.D., graduated 2004
  • Rice University, B.A., graduated 1999
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, graduated 1998

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2004 (Inactive)
  • California, 2006


  • Anti-Defamation League - Los Angeles Regional Board Member and Co-Chair of the LA for Good Steering Committee
  • Imagine LA - Chair of Board of Directors
  • South Asian Network - Board of Directors

Federal Clerkships

  • United States District Court

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy


  • Super Lawyers: Recognized in 2015-2020 editions, recognized in 2020 edition as a Top 100 Southern California Super Lawyer
  • Daily Journal: Recognized in 2016 Top 40 Under 40 list
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association: Named to Best Lawyers Under 40 list
  • M&A Advisor: Received the 40 Under 40 Recognition Award
  • The Recorder: Recognized as a Lawyer on the Fast Track

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